Oct 26, 2012 5:30am PDT
leprechaun. as a matter of fact, in my novel that margaret spoke about, about jazz, in it, billy farrell, who is one of a very large number of characters, is a jazz pianist and before he begins playing a black leprechaun appears to him, mr. mcginniss so you can assume it's the ghost of mr. mcginniss. as margaret said, in 1949 we came to the south bronx, which was an irish neighborhood, mostly. i was sort of a spaced-out kid, destined obviously to be a poet. i was this big at 13 and i was a good rollerskater and the kids were amazed and they befriended me. after a while, they recognized that i had some sort of athletic ability and because i was so spaced out, they mistook it for great courage and if they pushed me, i pushed them back. it was just like a game. so they took to me and asked me to join the shamrocks. i even changed my name from ed vega to ed mcveigh. and this is how they passed me off because most of the teams they played were other irish kids. this was a regular football team so, consequently, they listed me as eddie mcveigh. it was great fun and my friends were jimmy flynn, padd
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
that handle. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news. >> the strategery. >> oh, that was will farrell doing bush. dana carvey doing the first push. tina fey, went through the roof after sarah palin. so many memorable moments. and there -- look at that. >> can i call you ron? >> ha-ha. >> well done. i like that. more from abc coming up next. god bless america. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> this is tough because mike farrell is no longer at the helm, but they assure me that the group that are running it now are excellent, that's after i said i'm a little nervous because mike is not there. mike unfortunately passed away. but the team is a good one. no need to sell. no need to sell. let's go to greg in mississippi. greg? >> caller: thank you for taking my call, mr. cramer. quick question, nordic american tanker, nat. >> you can't be in the tanker stocks. there's still tankers coming out. still buying more tankers. this group has just got -- i don't want to recommend any stocks in the group. i just don't know. let's go to bill in missouri. bill. >> caller: hey, jim, how you doing? i called to ask about clean energy, clne. >> got downgraded today. made a lot of sense because westport announced bad numbers during this break. what happened? they're saying that there's not enough of a quick buildout of lng gas stations. you can't own these because they're not getting the support of the car makers or enough truck buying. they're good specs and that's it. how about silvia in florida. >> ca
Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
. >> you got to jiggle it. >> oh. the strategiry. >> oh, that was will farrell doing bush. dana carvey doing the first push. tina fey, went through the roof after sarah palin. so many memorable moments. and there -- >>> this morning on "world news now" -- a spin cycle. both sides go into full post-debate spin mode after the first presidential face-off. >> jobs, health care and the economy taking center stage in denver. it is thursday, october 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> give us a second. >> yeah. the large pizza. >> okay. i am paula faris. we'll go live to denver in a moment to see how analysts and voters are scoring the debate. >>> also ahead, back in business, american airlines says its fleet of 757s is good to go after being checked for the loose seat problem that caused trouble on three flights. >> good to know. also progress on the dispute with the labor union as well. hopefully progress there. >>> also later in this half hour, a bumper crop on chicago's south side. two football field's worth
Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> tony, questions whether he should been to. >> will farrell, i wasn't sure. making people laugh, i wasn't sure right there. >> he's got that curly head of air. >> all right. good. >>> i'm happy about it. >> i'm happy, i'm fine with all of of it. >> it's going to be cool for the next hour too. now the sun's out, we're in for a nice warm-up. highs in the low 70s, few degrees warmer than yesterday. >> i like it it. >> you're going to love the next couple of days, 49 in washington, 37 gathersburg. it's a little bit milder out to the west, chicago 51, that's indicating camps in the 50s with the green there. those will slip in later tonight. the trend will be to warm up the atmosphere in he next couple days. eventually topping out with temperatures near 80 by wednesday. so something to look forward to. quiet weather pattern, high pressure's going to keep things on the sunny side here for the next several days, and in fact, i don't think our next chance arrives until next weekend. we have several quiet days on top here as we're going to be featuring some, you know, great october weather here.
Oct 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
's on the cover. >> that's right. it looks like colin farrell but it actually is will cain. >> thank you. to details. i'm flattered. >>> the average student debt, who wants to take a guess at that? >> $27,000. >> the average student debt has reached mind boggling levels. we'll bring christine back to talk about that and she'll be able to answer your question. >>> rachel ray has a new season under way but also a new venture for dogs. we'll talk about that, live. her new pup-up truck, i love saying that, is right outside our studios. you're watching "starting point." >>> welcome back to "starting point." i'm christine romans. u.s. stock futures are down slightly. there's a big jump in jobless claims last week, 388,000 unemployment claims were filed last week, 46,000 jump from the woek before. remember the week before there was a big decline? wo we'll get aa look at the new housing numbers. >>> settlement money meant for homeowners are instead being used by states to close their budgets. less than half has actually gone to struggling homeowners, according to a study by the housing nonprofit
Oct 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
for the tigers. >> stat geek. >> to boston, yesterday john farrell spent the last two seasons as blue jays' manager, and he took that same job with the red sox yesterday. he'll be the manager in fenway agreeing to a three-year deal to become the 46th manager in red sox history. but it was boston's former manager, bobby v., bobby valentine, who found himself back in the headlines last night. in an interview with bob costas on the nbc sports network, valentine used his first public comments since the day he was fired to call out david ortiz who valentine says chose to miss playing time not because of an injury but because he knew the team was out of playoff contention. >> david ortiz came back after, you know, spending six weeks on a disabled list, we thought it was going to be only a week, and he got two hits the first two times up, drove in a couple runs. we were off to the races. and then he realized that, you know, this trade meant that we're not going to run this race. we're not even going to finish the race properly. and he decided no the to play anymore. and i think at that time, you